Jay Sizemore: This is one of the better articles on the dumbing down of America I’ve read. I hope it finds a broad readership here and other places.
It’s interesting that you mention 1996 as a starting point. This was the time just before Mr. Clinton had an affair, lied about it, and got away with it. For many people, the whole political process turned sour when it could not hold this person accountable. When more than a few people see the political process seems not to work for them, it should be understandable when they try to bend it to their way.
I have no idea on how to fix this system. It is just too corrupt. But I have ideas on how to build another system.